Journey into the East with Whitbread Award-winning Jamila Gavin in this historical adventure for junior readers.
Twelve-year-old Filippo has never known his father - the jeweller who created the priceless Ocean of the Moon diamond. But when a mysterious visitor claims the jeweller has been kidnapped, Filippo sets off on a dangerous journey into the East, encountering bandits, warlords and greedy shahs all with one aim in common: to find and claim the precious diamond. But Filippo has a secret of his own; and on this journey, he can trust no one.
Jamila Gavin was born in India, in the foothills of the Himalayas. She is one of Britain's most acclaimed children's authors, in 2000 winning the Whitbread Award for her novel Coram Boy, staged at the National Theatre in 2005/6.